Campus Advising Information

Advising takes place in scores of departments, schools, offices, and even dorms at UC Berkeley. In addition to the more than 800 professional student services staff on campus who perform advising-related functions, faculty and student peer advisors perform critical roles in advising as well. The list below is a work in progress and represents a birds-eye view of the advising landscape at UC Berkeley; please send suggestions to advisingmatters@berkeley.edu.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

College of Chemistry (COC):chemistry.berkeley.edu/student_info/undergrad_info/index.html; 420 Latimer Hall
College of Engineering (COE):coe.berkeley.edu/advising; 230 Bechtel Engineering Center;
College of Environmental Design (CED): ced.berkeley.edu/advising; 250 Wurster Hall
College of Letters and Science (L&S)ls-advise.berkeley.edu; 206 Evans Hall
College of Natural Resources (CNR)cnr.berkeley.edu/site/oisa.php; 260 Mulford Hall
Haas School of Business: haas.berkeley.edu/undergrad; S450 Student Services Building

Graduate Student Academic Advising

Goldman School of Public Policy:  gspp.berkeley.edu; 1893 Leroy Avenue
Graduate School of Education:  gse.berkeley.edu; 1600 Tolman Hall
Graduate School of Journalismjournalism.berkeley.edu; 121 North Gate Hall
Graduate School of Law (Boalt)law.berkeley.edu; 215 Boalt Hall
Graduate School of Informationischool.berkeley.edu; 102 South Hall
Graduate School of Optometryoptometry.berkeley.edu; 397 Minor Hall 
Graduate School of Public Healthsph.berkeley.edu; 417 University Hall
Graduate School of Social Welfaresocialwelfare.berkeley.edu; 120 Haviland Hall

Other Advising-Related Resources

Academic Services Centers in the Residence Halls Located in each of the five residence-hall complexes, these centers provide advising, tutoring, study space, technology services, and opportunities to interact with faculty who come to the halls for special programs.

Athletic Study Center:  Advisors guide student-athletes in understanding the complexities of their academic and NCAA regulations, choosing the right courses and major, developing time-management skills, and making good progress toward earning a degree. 

Berkeley Connect is a program that offers undergradutes a chance to build relationships with their peers, graduate students, professors, and alumni/ae based on a shared love of ideas and a common desire to support one another during and after their time at BerkeleyBerkeley Connect pairs undergraduate students with graduate student mentors in a semester-long, 1-credit program that includes individual advising, small-group sessions, and special events and excursions.

Berkeley International Office Berkeley International Office’s mission is to enhance the academic experiences of international students and scholars by providing the highest levels of knowledge and expertise in advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming to the UC Berkeley campus community

The Career Center prepares undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to make informed decisions about their futures by providing comprehensive resources, programs, and counseling on career development, internships, employment, and graduate school.

Counseling & Psychological Services, University Health Services. Provides comprehensive counseling services to assist students with a variety of concerns including academic success, life management, career and life planning, and personal growth and development.

Disabled Students' Program (DSP): Making sure that Berkeley's students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities is the mission of DSP. Many accommodations that allow disabled students to participate in classes are legally mandated, such as use of assistive technology, note-takers or readers, and extended time for exams. Students work with a DSP Specialist who designs individualized services and helps them with academic planning.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) For over 40 years, the Educational Opportunity Program at Cal has provided first-generation and low-income students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at the best public university in the world. 

The Fall Program for Freshmen  is a program for freshmen who have been admitted to L&S for the spring semester.  Housed in UC Extension, the program offers fall semester XB courses that fulfill UC Berkeley graduation requirements.  FPF students are eligible for campus housing and have access to most campus student services.  In partnership with various campus advisors, FPF advisors help incoming freshmen successfully transition to Cal each summer and fall.

The Office of Student Development  is charged with the development and implementation of transitional programs for students and their families at the University of California, Berkeley. We also create safe residential communities that facilitate personal development and intellectual growth for the 7000+ single students and approximately 3000 family housing residents.

Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointments: The mission of the Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees is to provide an informal dispute resolution process in which the Ombudsperson advocates for fairness, justice, respect for differences, and reasonable solutions to student and postdoctoral issues and concerns.

Student Learning Center: The primary academic support center for students at Cal; offers free academic services to help students excel, such as one-on-one tutoring, study groups, and credit-bearing courses. 

Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center: Entering Berkeley as a junior, as an older student, or with children to care for presents special challenges, and this center can help such students make the transition, plus find campus resources and enrichment opportunities. Students can also request a peer mentor through the "Major Insights" program, connecting new transfer students with continuing transfers in the same major and provi-ding specific advice from an experi-enced student's perspective.